Hinc quam sic calamus sævior ense, patet. The pen worse than the sword.
Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Contributed by: Zaady
Penny wise, pound foolish.
[The rich] are indeed rather possessed by their money than possessors.
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.
Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
Naught so sweet as melancholy.
Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.
Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.
A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
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